• Courtesy Mayne Stage

Though perhaps best-known for his frenetic stand-up persona of the 1980s, Bobcat Goldthwait‘s also appeared as a guest on all of your favorite television talk shows, directed one of them (Jimmy Kimmel Live), acted in movies (Police Academy, Scrooged), and written and directed several movies (Shakes the Clown, Sleeping Dogs Lie, World’s Greatest Dad). Tonight and tomorrow (Thu 6/16), he’s performing stand-up at Mayne Stage (1328 W. Morse) with Drew Michael and Marty DeRosa; both shows begin at 8 PM.

Recently we had the chance to catch up with Goldthwait and ask him about his current projects, his history with Chicago, and America’s addiction to diversion.